Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Aug 26 19:20:51 PDT 2003

george wrote:
>>> pid 157 (python2.3), uid 91: exited on signal 11 (core dumped) pid 9300
>>> (perl), uid 0: exited on signal 10 (core dumped) pid 151 (python2.3), uid
>>> 91: exited on signal 5 (core dumped)
>> You've very probably got hardware problems like bad memory or overheating.
> I dont think the memory is bad cause the only core dumps i get are from
> mailman, no other program crashes

The three lines you've listed show that both python and perl crashed.

And you're getting an assortment of signal types, rather than say SIGSEGV all of 
the time.

> ...and i have uptimes of over 250 days and can successfully compile world and
> kernels without problems. As for the heat thing it is an EPIA M1000 that uses
> 16 watts of power and has a "fansink".
> I am wondering if it has to do with the processor not being an AMD or Intel 
> cause it is a C3 VIA.

Hmm.  If you compiled with the wrong processor options, I'd expect you to get a 


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